Better Money Decisions

You’ve probably started with great intentions, telling yourself you’ll stash away more for retirement and buy fewer lattes (because some writer said buying lattes is a bad thing). But life happens. It’s not as neat and tidy as the financial experts on TV seem to think. You’ve got a lot going on in your life, and you need more than simplistic, cookie-cutter instructions to keep you on the right financial path. Kate Stalter escorts you to the right path for your money. She talks to experts and "normal" people who have taken the right steps to make better money decisions.
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Jan 17, 2017


If you would like to know more about the background on emerging markets, or if you are looking for a viable new investment opportunity, listen in to Kate's interview with Jamie Anderson, her guest on today's show, as he shares his expertise and talks about his new ETF, LARE, which was launched in December of 2015.


Jamie, an emerging market expert and investor, is the managing partner of Tierra Partners, who offers the only US listed ETF to invest in Latin American Real Estate. More than half of the assets of LARE are invested in Brazil.


On today's episode Jamie talks about:


•The shift in emerging markets, from being export oriented economies, to becoming more internally focused consumption economies- Mexico being a good example.

•How the young population base of the BRICS countries is contributing to their growth as consumer nations.

•How apartment buildings in Mexico are becoming a new product for Mexican Real Estate Developers.

•The changes implemented by Mexico in the 90's that have allowed for the development of the Real Estate market there.

•The story behind the formation of the Latin American Real Estate Fund (LARE), as a product.

•Over 80% of the 58 equities in the LARE are not available in any other product.

•Why a product like the LARE could not have been put out 5 or 6 years ago.

•The index behind the LARE ETF.

•The expense ratio of the LARE as compared to certain domestic products.

•The all round advantages of the LARE product.


Host, Kate Stalter offers some tips today, for empty nesters. She talks about some planning considerations for people whose kids are no longer living at home. This is often the time to re-evaluate the whole financial picture, to prepare for an active, healthy retirement. This may involve downscaling in some areas, examining debts and possibly re-evaluating insurance requirements. It could also be a time to create new experiences with the family, ones that better reflect the current changes.





Jamie's product site:


Contact Jamie on Twitter: @tierrafunds


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Jan 10, 2017

If you would like to trade online, but don't know what the risks are, or how to assess where the market is going, you will certainly benefit from listening to the guest on today's show, Carley Garner, an experienced Futures and Options Broker from Las Vegas. She would like to help you to avoid the common pitfalls that many people fall into.


Carley has a firm called DeCarley Trading, a division of Zaner. She has published several books about commodities: Higher Probability Commodity Trading, A Trader's First Book On Commodities, Currency Trading In The Forex And Futures Markets and Commodity Options. She also publishes two newsletters,  The DeCarley Perspective and The Financial Futures Report. Carley is proactive in providing free trading education. Her commodity market analysis is often referenced on Jim Cramer's Mad Money on CNBC and she's been a guest on his show too! She's a regular contributor to and has been featured in magazines and publications like Stocks Commodities And Futures, Active Trader, Option Trader Magazine and she has been interviewed by Investors Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal. 


On today's show, Carley talks to Kate about:


  • Her most recent book, Higher Probability Commodity Trading, where she has made something that's complicated very accessible.
  • The role of commodities in a portfolio, when it comes to diversification.
  • Managed Futures Funds- what they are and what you need to be careful of with them.
  • The importance of making the distinction between speculating and investing.
  • Why most people lose money, trading commodities.
  • The problems with getting advice from system vendors and newsletter salesmen.
  • Carley's great advice to newbie traders.



Co-host Kelly Chisholm, is now running a series of seminars called Second Saturday, geared to the boomer generation, with its focus on the emotional and financial aspects of divorce. She urges you if getting a divorce, to have someone who specializes in Divorce Financial Planning help you with the long term implications of your financial decisions... not to just get the divorce over with.  One of the topics will be Grey Divorce, where she talks about the implications of the divorce rate for people over fifty having skyrocketed over the last few years...and not only in the USA.




Kate's website:


Kate and Kelly's email:


Carley's website:


Carley on Twitter: @carleygarner



Jan 10, 2017

If you would like to know more about stocks, options and trading, listen in to today's episode of America Talks Money, with hosts Kate Stalter and Kelly Chisholm and their expert guest, Bob Lang. Today Kate and Kelly talk about the emotional impact of investing and Bob offers his sage advice about how you can win with money markets.


Kate, a licensed Financial Advisor and a long-time journalist at financial publications, became a financial advisor because she felt that as a journalist, she wasn't helping people enough with their money problems. She learned that you have no idea of the emotional impact of investing if you're not actually helping people with their financial issues.


Kelly, a licensed psychotherapist, who worked with marriage counseling for about twelve years, found that many, even most relationship problems were around issues to do with money- communication about it, or feelings related to it. She started working with couples, just on money issues. She had no financial advisor to refer her clients to, so she eventually filled the role herself, coming a full circle to have the impact that she desired.


Bob is a financial columnist and also owns a company called Aztec Capital. He is a private trader in equity and options markets and an expert on options and how to trade them. He also runs a website, Explosive Options, as an options trading mentor, teaching people how to trade options the right way for sustainability. He has a vast range of experience, including managing a $300,000,000 pension plan, long-term financial planning, asset allocation and retirement planning. He launched Aztec Partners Hedge Fund in 2008 for both private and institutional clients. He also offers personal coaching and mentorship.


On today's episode, Kate and Kelly talk about:


  • The importance of getting the correct advice about investments.
  • That this show is geared to boomers rather than millennials.
  • Financial security as compared to financial freedom- particularly for boomers.
  • Kelly's 30,000 ft. view and some quick pointers to managing emotions around money.


Today Bob talks about:


  • A basic definition of options.
  • The best approach to take when beginning to look at options.
  • Risk management and caution when trading.
  • There will be occasions where the market will humble you.
  • His approach to identifying opportunities.
  • His thoughts on structured products created to give people an alternative to traditional stocks and bonds.
  • The importance of educating yourself, when it comes to trading.
  • The appropriate use of options, for longer term investors.
  • Puts as a trading option.


To contact Kate:





To contact Bob:


Website:  (For Bob's chatroom)



Twitter: @aztecs99




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